Anne Peabody

55 Washington Street, 455
Anne Peabody, Tan Halo (2020). Gold leaf, silver leaf, platinum leaf, palladium leaf on silk. 36 x 48 in. Photo by Moremen Gallery.

Anne Peabody’s multidisciplinary practice involves making correlations between human experience and the natural world. Peabody employs various organic and recycled materials, including wood, glass, and metal, to expand and evolve a body of landscape-based art that includes installation, performance, sculpture, drawing, and textiles. Her work is purposely resistant to photography; like the places and people Peabody represents, her images change over time as metal and wood react to air exposure. The intricacies of light striking plate glass, silk, and metal are also central to her compositions and produce shifts and reflections in appearance contingent on their surroundings and the viewer’s position.

Peabody has participated in major international group exhibitions including, Glasstress at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Making Worlds; the 54th Venice Biennale, Universes in Universe; Glasstress, Millesgarden Museum, 2014, It's Happening: Celebrating 50 Years of Art in Central Park (NYC) 2017, and Unbreakable: Women in Glass, Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2020, Previous awards include MOREart Residency, 2014; Wallentas Cultural Space Subsidy, 2015 and 2018; and Washington University in St. Louis' Sam Fox Paris Residency 2018 and 2021. In 2012 Glass Quarterly named her among the 50 Artists Whose Work in Glass Will Be Most Important in the Next 50 Years. Peabody has been commissioned to make monumental site-specific installations for architects Deborah Berke, Peter Marino, and John Saladino.

Her work is held in permanent public collections in the US, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, including 21c Museums, BoodaiCorp, BP, DIOR, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Fondazione Berengo. Her work has been critically reviewed in The New York Times, Art News, Art in America, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Glass Quarterly, and Hyperallergic, among others. Upcoming shows include Glasstress at the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia (September 2021) and the Venice Biennale (May 2022)

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